Students try their hand at robotics at Nor(Dev):con technology conference
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From programming robots in factories to creating the software needed to drive vehicles it looks as if technology will play a vital role in the jobs of the future.
With this in mind Nor(Dev):con, the Norfolk Developers group's conference, reached out to the younger generation by holding a schools day for the first time this year.
The event saw students from across Norwich hear from Microsoft technical evangelist Paul Foster and attempt to build a balancing robot – putting their engineering and coding skills to the test.
Mr Foster said: 'It is mainly about inspiring the next generation of technologists.
'We need more technologists, more engineers going forward, so if we can inspire young people to follow a technical education and move forward to a technical career then we will start to have that right workforce there so the UK can achieve more.'